No Lines by Maija Liepins

No Lines by Maija Liepins
read by Karen Wood
An Explanation
Part 1
by Karen Wood
read by Karen Wood

Response to Maija’s No Lines

How did I miss these words when they were written
How did I miss this verse when it was posted
How did I a few months on
end up reading No Lines to my self
why did I record No Lines with my own voice
why did I post my voiced recording here?
why am I writing this verse?
why am I here?

“an explanation”

part I

today is my first scheduled
kbwoodnews research Monday
part study day, part studio day
I know
I should be over
on Yonat’s Blog
Monthly Mondays
I intended to be
then my login diverted me here
through a direct pathway to Laboratory of Dissent
this happens to me
I am easily distracted

to understand this process
I am sharing a little out loud
like i did over on block chain when I knew no better
I literally sat down and wrote
words without thought
arriving tumbling out of my head
I know not why

I have learnt to let the words out
I know through experience
they will eventually get to their explanatory point
the essence of what they are trying to convey
I know this to be true

why do I record the words of others you ask
this is my way of knowing each word which is written
first manually by writing it pencil to paper
where the spelling can be easily erased
I use thesaurus for all my textural needs
for words which look like they are oddly spelt
for words I do not understand
or when I know that there is a better word
to explain my connectivity with the meaning of the verse
or rather with what I think the meaning is to me
secondly voice recordings for my ears only or that is how this all started
I voice the words into my audio
stopping at a word which does not flow
a word which has a very strange sound
to my left ear only
as the right one is permanently in a woosh of internal sound
conveniently ignoring all external commotion

I will give you an idea of what I mean:
In M’s No Lines the first two words I bumbled were
perimeter, parameter
after trying to re-record these words four times over
I finally looked them up
perimeter (puh-rim-iter)
parameter (puh-ram-iter)
you may laugh for they are simple words
both words I discover are linked to my urban explorations
until today I have used much simpler terms
of border(perimeter) limitation(parameter)
in terms of space within my place-based practice

outside the perimeter

Outside by Perimeter – conversational poetry read by kbwoodnews
drawing #kbwoodnews
by Sharon Harvey – Wed 13 November 2019

outside the perimeter

thanks Sharon 
for drawing with us
joining in the fun
of being on
the go
the perimeter
of a school of art
revisiting of old
your haunts
sharing river memories
of lochness monsters
of sharks

making new memorials
of James’s #bodyplace
“memory of feet”
of toes squeezing mud
in the river flow

me noting
James floating
AndyJones word of partaken
mapped with Bluey
on his viking burial ground
drawn taped recycled
on his own personal
to take him into
the other world
with these words
flowing out of my head
speeding past

did you know
my otherworldwords
have arrived
in a cyclical
coming home
i rejoiced
for they have
honoured me
with their residence

i dub today
my “dialogue Saturday”
yes Dave
i can
talk all day
i thank CAS
for this portal
to shout out my words
to be heard
or not
they shall be

 James Sharon Maija Andy
those I encountered
on Wednesday this week
together with #insideoutside
virtual dialogue

 we have all played
in childlike fascination
although i call it
my natural
base state
feeling anew
on our station

i am still trying
to understand
the disentire meaning
explained to me
in black with white
by Maija
by many

of who we meet
of who we are
are more explanatory
to me
alongside us
on our associate path
from here
i hear you
from over there

plus words with actions
floating on a lilo
on my carpark lines
of yellow over white
over the grit of grey
hidden under a puddle
for me to explore
another day

i digress
back to Sharon’s drawing
words in explanation
of how i feel
my ‘literal’
visual meaning
on show
I would rather
be in action
making drawing
talking sharing
noticing the words
which flow
in explanation
of each encounter
within without
inside outside
of our LIVE
laboratory show
– – –

Beyond the Binary

Collaborating as Urban Rural Exchange

Presented by Karen Wood and James Aldridge

Our year
20 photos
Boxed within
A 6 minute slot
A story
A journey
An exploration
Of encounters
With each other
With others
All with words
Of why
Making sense
Of each noticing
Of being alive
In the moment


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An Encounter

my first cross group encounter

Maija (M for short)
thank you for walking with me
whispering, breaking free for awhile
from your soapbox constraints
a self imposed 1.5×1.5 white void
in this confined space
can you let yourself be?

back to your verse M
it has stirred my midnight sleep
allowing me to leap about
with my words
tentatively flowing out

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unplanned response kickoff

my collaboration has begun!

Found architecture

Appearance of water #onthestreets

Bringing London to Winchester

An image from me #kbwoodnews to kickoff this blog

Inside/Outside Place Street Colour Geometric Space
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